Buffalo Phili Cheese Turkey Sandwich

 This is the best of multiple worlds blended like the crossroads of America. It will be a repeat family menu item.  I’m still working on the sandwich form (recently I made piadina to see how that would work) but it really does not matter. That’s not due to our new homebound reality. it’s simply because if you like Frank’s hot sauce this will tickleContinue reading “Buffalo Phili Cheese Turkey Sandwich”

Oven Ribs

Although I roast plenty of chicken, babybacks feel like a special occasion. And I have no idea why. They are beyond EZ. In the winter or an apartment you don’t even need a grill to finish them (which is legitimately delicious come summer btw). This is just a long winded way of saying, make someContinue reading “Oven Ribs”

Homemade Mayo (not Fallen Chocolate Cake)

The dog ate my cake (and survived both the chocolate and me). So here’s a picture of the mayo. And the dog. I didn’t intend to make mayo, but ignored a golden rule for making hard boiled eggs (fresh eggs, what was I thinking?! See link below) and wrecked the whites late Friday night duringContinue reading “Homemade Mayo (not Fallen Chocolate Cake)”

Veggie Zoup

In my house we call it zesty zoup, not necessarily because it's zesty (although it can be) but because we like saying zesty zoup. This vegan big batch recipe is a late summer staple. Mid winter veggies work just as well. The addition of barley gives a whole grain chewiness. Try adding quinoa if you'dContinue reading “Veggie Zoup”

20 Minute “Cream” of Tomato…or What to Make When You Don’t Want to Shop

I may be dating myself, but heck I'm old enough to almost have a teen driver in the house! Remember Name That Tune?Two people ID music, competing to do it in as few notes as possible. That's about how I entertain myself in the kitchen from time to time.There are two versions – making foodContinue reading “20 Minute “Cream” of Tomato…or What to Make When You Don’t Want to Shop”

Chicken & Dumplings: The Return of Comfort Food

There’s nothing left to say but this…it was going to snow…in March…just days before spring. So I had to make chicken and dumplings. Plus my biggest guy was already sick, meaning I’d already put together chicken soup (possibly my best ever! I used a pre-brined organic chicken. OMG delicious. Thanks Trader Joe’s – you’ve redeemedContinue reading “Chicken & Dumplings: The Return of Comfort Food”

Cookies…By Popular Demand!

For goodness sake, I tried to give you greens (see previous post) y'all only want cookies. Fine! I celebrated the March snowstorm making agave oatmeal chocolate chip. Mostly I wanted to use the agave that was sitting in the pantry for a while. The best way to get inspiration is to try to use upContinue reading “Cookies…By Popular Demand!”

Brownie “Homework”

It's still winter…excuse number one. Contractors have finally started to bandaid the damage from my girl Sandy (as in hurricane) and the dog has been vocally enjoying their company. That, combined with whatever they're doing on the roof- Excuse number two. As for number three…ladies, need I be specific?! And that's why today is brownieContinue reading “Brownie “Homework””